Vocabulary in The Song of Wandering Aengus

Vocabulary Examples in The Song of Wandering Aengus:

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"dappled..."   (The Song of Wandering Aengus)

The adjective “dappled” means speckled, spotted, or marked with blotches of a different color. Gerard Manly Hopkins’s well-known poem Pied Beauty notably deals with the beauty of “dappled” imperfections. Dappled things are generally symbolic of innocence. This adjective casts the life the speaker imagines with this woman as Edenic and pure.